Al-Shabaab launches an assault on a military base in Puntland

No casualties have been reported so far, but Al-Shabaab claimed victory over the attack, saying its fighters killed a number of Puntland security force members during the combat.

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Al-Shabaab launches an assault on a military base in Puntland

BOSSASO, Somalia - Al-Shabaab militants have launched a mortar attack on a Puntland military base in the Af-Urur located on the outskirts of ​​Bossaso, the regional capital of Bari.

Local residents said they heard artillery shells hitting the base camp and its environs early in the morning before armed militants engaged in a fierce gunfight with the regional troops.

No casualties have been reported so far, but Al-Shabaab claimed victory over the attack, saying its fighters killed a number of Puntland security force members during the combat.

Al-Shabaab has several times carried out artillery and direct attacks on Puntland military bases in Af-Urur in response to Puntland forces operations against its hideouts in Bari.

In 2017, at least 48 Puntland soldiers died in a bomb and gun attack on the Af-Urur outpost by Al-Shabaab, the deadliest terrorist raid on the troops of the northeastern state army.

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Warar 8 December 2021 17:43

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